Does the falling of Mugumo tree a bad omen for the kikuyu community ??well many think it is symbolism that something is cooking.The Kikuyu community has come to associate the falling of fig trees (Mugumo) to bad omens .Another tree fell in Karatina on Wednesday, a sign that bad things are on the way according to their traditions .It’s the second tree to fall in just three months.
The Kikuyu community in Karatina is currently restless after a fig (Mugumo) tree fell in the area, a sign that bad things are on the way according to their traditions.
The community usually connects falling of the tree to a major negative political event. For instance, in 1975, a Mugumo tree fell and the next day JM Kariuki was found dead. In 1978, another Mugumo tree fell in Chania.Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died that very same year .
In 2013, during the run up to the General Election, a Mugumo tree fell at Ikumbo village in Giakanja area and elders from Kiama kia Ma promptly declared that it was a sign that there would be a generational change in the country’s leadership. Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto won that year symbilosing the political shift from the old to the young.
In less than three months, two Mugumo trees will have fallen now after the latest one fell in Karatina on Wednesday 3, 2017. The other fell in Kiamigwi, Mathira constituency, Nyeri in late March. Many speculated that the 150-year-old tree that fell two months ago symbolised the death of Nyeri’s Governor Nderitu Gachagua who died in February.
have discovered that some have started speculating that this can be a bad sign for Uhuru Kenyatta.